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The Resurgence luxury eco lodge

574 Riwaka Valley Road RD3 Motueka, Riwaka 7198 New Zealand
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Updated 10/02/20


Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Gold level
Voted one of the world's 25 best luxury eco-lodges (National Geographic Traveler 2013), The Resurgence is set in 50 acres of tranquil wilderness with 5km of bush tracks. Surrounded by birds, this relaxed and friendly Lodge is a perfect base for exploring the Nelson Region. Select Boutique Lodge Rooms or self-contained Bush Suites on Dinner B&B or self-contained basis. Dinner is a highlight with 4-course gourmet farm-to-table dining showcasing Nelson wine and produce. The Resurgence is the closest 5-star lodge to the Abel Tasman National Park and also offers easy day trips to Golden Bay, Kahurangi National Park or Nelson art studios and wineries. Let your well-travelled hosts help you plan activities such as kayaking, hikes and birding trips to winery and art tours. This child-free, smoke free resort with pool, spa and massage therapies is accessible by road, 45 minutes from Nelson airport. Ideal for honeymoons and for active couples who enjoy good food and nature.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Open-air bath
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Bill D wrote a review Jun 2021
Auckland, New Zealand379 contributions78 helpful votes
Sensational accommodation in an amazing environment Simply a delightful place to stay, its private, quiet with brilliant hospitality. Everything we wanted arrived We wanted more coffee pods they came 5 minutes later, Karl was always on hand checking we were OK. . One example of their kindness was when we were stranded due to a traffic incident and lost almost a full day of our vacation they offered us another night free. Thanks guys
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
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Gareth wrote a review Apr 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
We stayed here for our 15 year wedding anniversary and could not have been happier with our experience. From the stunning views to the trust the chef romantic dinner and the fresh baked breakfast and fruit. We stayed in a Bush chalet for 3 nights and it suited us perfectly . Thank you so much Jaylene & Squawma you made an unforgettable memory for us and will return sometime in the future.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from The Resurgence, Owner at The Resurgence luxury eco lodge
Responded Apr 27, 2021
We are so glad to hear that you a wonderful getaway celebrating your 15th anniversary! It was great hosting you both and we look forward to seeing you again! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.
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Kimberley E wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
We stayed at The Resurgence over the Christmas period and were thoroughly impressed by the facilities (we stayed in a lodge room), the peaceful atmosphere, and the care provided during our stay. We particularly appreciated the generous local produce in our room each day and dining in the lodge which was delicious. A beautiful lodge to recharge the batteries.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Peter Adams, Owner at The Resurgence luxury eco lodge
Responded Jan 10, 2021
Thanks Kimberley, I am delighted we hit the mark and you left relaxed and recharged, it is exactly what a Bush Lodge stay is intened to do! We hope to see you again sometime. Happy New Year to you and Tim.
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Nick O wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions
Very expensive for older style accommodation with limited amenities $544 for one night including basic breakfast, e.g corn flakes, supermarket ham in a plastic pack , along with a few cool local things yogurt etc but overall missed the Mark No air conditioning etc Great owners but would strongly not recommend at these rates
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Peter Adams, Owner at The Resurgence luxury eco lodge
Responded Jan 8, 2021
Hi Nick & Megan, We were sad to read your review. As a leading New Zealand luxury accommodation with over 17 years track record, we are confident that we are anything but Average! We don't normally ecommend one-night stays, especially when you book at 5pm, go out for dinner and leave at 10am. You need longer to explore our 50-acre property, walk the trails and use the pool, sauna and hot tub. We offered you a BBQ Platter so you could stay in and enjoy the peace and tranquillity rather than going out again for the evening. For such a short stay, we will always seem expensive - on the date you stayed, there was very little available in the area, so perhaps we were not your first choice. If you love birds, are looking for a relaxing or romantic getaway, or want an accommodation with great facilities and Lodge Dining, The Resurgence is a great choice. Our 2020 Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award shows that many travellers love our Lodge. We offer a full cooked breakfast at the Lodge for anyone after more than the generous supplies with which that the Suites are provisioned (4 free-range eggs from the Riwaka Valley, ham, cheese, butter, home-baked bread, 2 local jams, 2 local artisan yoghurts, 4 types of cereal including home-made muesli, 4 types of coffee, 8 types of tea, fresh fruit, milk, local apple juice and more) - I agree that it would be nice not to need plastic around our hams, but otherwise, it would dry up and be unhygienic. Our website has videos, a full 360-tour and many images so, if the decor was not to your taste, I am not sure what more we could do to display what we are like prior to your stay? If you are after airconditioning and you use every available towel for a one-night stay, an Eco Lodge is probably not the best place for you! If you use Booking.com or Expedia to select rooms, be-aware that their descriptions are computer generated so a property's own website is a better place to look. We hope you will be to come back for a longer stay next time and have time to relax and enjoy the property.
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karenstravel2016 wrote a review Jun 2020
Paoli, Pennsylvania11 contributions5 helpful votes
I stayed here with my husband for a special 40th Anniversary trip. The location is set in beautiful rolling hills with great onsite hiking trails. Beautiful birds on property for bird lovers. I highly recommend the Bush Lodge accommodation, which is a wonderful splurge!. Deliciousl breakfast and gourmet dinner included. The location is nearby Abel Tasman Park, where we took a Great Day Out cruise and hike.
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Date of stay: November 2019
$516 - $657 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Resurgence luxury eco lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Resurgence luxury eco lodge?
Nearby attractions include Riwaka Resurgence (0.5 miles) and Takaka Hill Lookout (1.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Resurgence luxury eco lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Resurgence luxury eco lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at The Resurgence luxury eco lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Resurgence luxury eco lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Resurgence luxury eco lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Resurgence luxury eco lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Is The Resurgence luxury eco lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.